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2 Women Die in Separate Hit-and-Runs on Long Island

The deadly crashes happened about 15 minutes apart, police said

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Two women were killed in separate overnight hit-and-runs on Long Island, Suffolk County police say. No arrests have been made in either case.

Cops say the two crashes happened about 15 minutes apart. In the first case, around 10:15 p.m. Monday, a vehicle believed to be a sedan collided with another vehicle at an intersection near the Hauppauge/Brentwood border. The impact sent one of the vehicles off the road and onto a sidewalk, where it hit 28-year-old Cherokee Fletcher.

Fletcher, of Commack, was pronounced dead at the scene on Motor Parkway.

Just a short time later, around 10:30 p.m. in West Islip, police say another woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The woman had been walking on Montauk Highway when she was hit. It wasn't clear why she was in the road. The driver fled the scene.

The second woman's identity has not been released. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The two cases are not related, officials said.

Anyone with information on either crash is asked to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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